Stream Pies: Week 14

Start the Rams for Fitz 'N Giggles
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At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on kickers and DEFs who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top). We also include last week’s suggestions and full season results. Points are based on default Yahoo! settings (with 0.5 points-per-reception).


Not a great day for our defenses last week. The Kansas City Chiefs played the game of their lives following a double-merk, while the Browns (although solid defensively) failed to generate many sacks or turnovers. Fortunately, we have an ass-ton of defensive recommendations, ready to do serious work. Let’s get it.


More after the jump:


Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations

Week 14 Recommendations

1 – Cleveland Browns vs. KC

I’m fairly confident the Chiefs are out of “emotional juice,” so they should go right back to being the lovable losers of the NFL (minus the lovable part).


2 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. PHI

The Bucs have a strong run defense, meaning the onus will fall on Nick Foles to make plays. Thing is, Nick Foles doesn't make plays. 


3 – St. Louis Rams at BUF

The Rams have been a quality fantasy defense all year and Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t thrown for 200 yards in three games. 


4 – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. NYJ

Whether it’s Mark Sanchez or Greg McElroy, The Jets offense will once again be a joke. Expect the lowly Jaguars to come up with a useful effort in this one.


Week 13 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

Cleveland Browns: 17 points allowed, sack, INT = four points 

Carolina Panthers: 27 points allowed, sack = one point


Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 15 points-per-game (CHI)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.32 points-per-recommendation


Kicker Recommendations

Week 14 Recommendations

1 – Mike Nugent vs. DAL 

2 – Kai Forbath vs. BAL

3 – Phil Dawson vs. KC


Week 13 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

1 – Phil Dawson: nine points 

2 – Ryan Succop: 12 points

3 – Kai Forbath: five points


Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 11.42 points-per-game (Matt Bryant)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.76 points-per-recommendation


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